Hibernation Ale | Great Divide Brewing Company

Hibernation AleHibernation Ale
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Hibernation AleHibernation Ale

Brewed by:
Great Divide Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.70%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-26-2001

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Ratings: 2,897 |  Reviews: 1,174
Photo of mseidens
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Lordquackingstic
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a mason jar as hurricane Sandy tries to rape my shitty apartment.

A: Dark molasses brown, murky ruby, dark maple syrup. Nice and sticky head.

S: Molasses, brown sugar, sweet malts, maple sugar.

T: Follows the nose; maple syrup, brown sugar, molasses, currants, bitter coffee grounds.

M: Very aggressive hoppiness; bitter, but not too bitter. Nice long chocolatey aftertaste. Slight alcohol burn.

O: Super, super solid old ale. Very good bang for the buck. Definitely one of the best beers I've tried from Great Divide. I can see myself picking this one up again to enjoy by a fire outside during the winter.

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Photo of baconman91
4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of mastodonj
3.21/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

Can't get past the strong malt (I know it's supposed to be this way).
A - great looking dark amber with a fluffy beige head
S- full body spicy dark fruit
T-mega malt just does not agree with me, thought maybe something was wrong with the bottle. Aftertaste is mellowed out and really great
M- mouth feel is superb.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of beercat11
4.7/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2012 vintage

A- Enjoyed in a nice crystal snifter. Pleasant copperish color. Medium
carbonation with tiny bubbles forming a thin head giving way to a
lacing that lasts throughout the beer.

S- I smell roasted figs, dark raisins and butterscotch. There are small
hints of boozy vanilla.

T- Taste is simillar to smell in the way of sweet roasted fruits and candy.
The abv is there but compliments the abundant malt, keeping in
mind that this beer is new and fresh.

M- Carbonation is in perfect harmony with sweetness. Has a wonderful
dry/bitter finish that fades slowly.

O- This brew has all of qualities you would look for in this style. I find
it close to Old Curmudeon wich is one of my favorites. For a fresh batch, I think it's
delicious and would have a hard time holding some back now that the cooler
weather has arrived.

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Photo of dogma46an2
3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance was copper in color. True to style. Smell was true to style. The nose is mild ; of brown sugar, dark fruit, caramel, and enough dry hops to keep the ale from becoming too sweet. The body is medium (especially for an Old Ale) with a nice light warming finish and a light creamy texture in the mouth. The carbonation is right on style.

Great Divide Hibernation Old Ale is very drinkable malt forward Old Ale. Nice job Great Divide!!!!

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Photo of IsaacmanTX
4.53/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured into 4 oz taster... I don't know why, but I LOVED this beer. This was very early in our tasting session, and the caramel maltiness still stands out. It Had a great roasted malt profile with a hint of pepper and dark fruit. Just a little bit dry on the mouthfeel, enough to crisp it up a bit. The carbonation on this was spot on and to be quite honest, I could have sipped this for the rest of the tasting and enjoyed every minute of it...

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Photo of BhamBeerLover
4.94/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Medium brown color along the lines of what I expected. Tasted some roasted qualities that were very pleasing. This beer seemed true to style and certainly exceeded my expectations. A great beer in a great style from a great brewery. Thank you Colorado!

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Hibernation Ale from Great Divide Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84.4% out of 100 with 2,897 ratings
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